The Bizarre World of Florida

Accused butt-grabber says he was just trying to help February 10, 2015

A Bradenton man was charged with battery after he grabbed a woman’s buttocks, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

ivDJG.AuSt.69Carnell Davis, 59, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. Friday in the 4800 block of 51st Street West, Bradenton. According to a report, Davis approached the victim and grabbed her by the arms. The victim pushed Davis away and, as she was leaving, he grabbed her buttocks.

The victim told police she didn’t want Davis to touch her. According to a report, Davis uttered several times that he should not have touched her and that he was just trying to teach the victim how to dress in the cold.

Davis was released Saturday from Manatee County jail on $500 bond, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.


Kathleen Densmore Charged After Her Elderly Uncle Found Dead Weighing Only 50 Pounds January 26, 2015

A St. Petersburg woman who found her elderly uncle dead Friday is accused of feeding him baby food for a year as he wasted away to about 50 pounds.
Kathleen-DensmoreKathleen Densmore, 48, also failed to take her uncle to the doctor for five years and didn’t bathe him for the last two months of his life because his skin would fall off when touched, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
She was charged with one count of elderly abuse and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
Densmore called police about 12:45 p.m. when she found her uncle, Robert Densmore, 85, unresponsive in the home they shared at 4243 Dartmouth Ave. N., police said. Officers found him in bed “extremely emaciated,” a police statement said, and suffering from bed sores.
She told the police they lived together for several years and she was his sole caregiver and legal guardian.
She said her uncle had dementia, but she hadn’t sought medical attention for him, the statement says. He hadn’t been able to move on his own for the past year.
Additional charges may be filed after an autopsy.

Man swung hatchet at mom, 70, over music feud January 23, 2015

A Gainesville man was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday evening on allegations he swung a hatchet at his mother, threw her to the ground and beat her after she asked him to turn down the volume of his music, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reported.

UntitledDavid Eden Fett, 47, of 3223 NW 142nd Ave., was charged with aggravated battery of a person age 65 or older, domestic battery by strangulation, displaying a weapon during a felony and committing an act that could cause death, his arrest report states.

Deputy Joel Morris, who was dispatched to the home Wednesday evening, arrived to find Fett outside saying his mother was on the ground inside, but he was unable to say how she ended up there. She is 70 years old.

“The victim was covered in a blanket and had her hands and arms pulled close to her body. The victim appeared very afraid as I knelt next to her and continuously was looking at the defendant and then back at me,” Morris wrote. “While kneeling by the victim, she repeated multiple times ‘don’t leave me’ in a hushed tone. The victim was shaking uncontrollably and was looking very nervous and afraid.”

After another deputy got Fett out of the room, his mother told Morris that Fett was intoxicated and had been outside listening to loud music, the report states. He became angry when she asked him to turn it down, got a hatchet and swung it at her so close she felt wind on her face from the swing.

The woman told Morris that Fett threw the hatchet down and then threw her down. The report states she told deputies that Fett struck her about 10 times in the neck, stomach and legs. He then allegedly sat on her, pinched her nose closed and covered her mouth before eventually getting up.

Under questioning by ASO, Fett said his mother was having delusions and that he got the hatchet because she had told him that people were outside.

“I asked the defendant why he raised the hatchet over his head, the defendant replied ‘to get rid of it,’ “ Morris wrote. “I asked the defendant about choking the victim. The defendant advised he did this only to get the victim not to go outside. The defendant was speaking irrationally and had a difficult time staying on topic.”

Fett has a lengthy arrest recording including convictions for DUI, theft and illegal use of credit cards.


Woman threatened to ‘mess up’ her ex for breakup January 22, 2015

Don’t let the smiling mug shot fool you. She is having a tough breakup.

klemka22n-5-webA 21-year-old Florida woman threatened to hurt her boyfriend after he ended the relationship following two weeks of dating, Daytona Beach police told TV station WESH.

Despite the brevity of the romance Brittney Klemka was so angry she texted her new ex and said she was going to come to his home and beat him up, police allege.

The dumpee also tried to get another person to help her assault the victim but the person warned him instead.

Police received a message from the boyfriend saying Klemka wanted to “mess him up,” the station reported.

She was booked on Tuesday at Volusia County Jail on charges of making threats to kill or do bodily harm, but was released on no bail, jail records state.

Klemka has a history of arrests since 2011 including charges of DUI, drug possession and battery, the station reported.


Man accused of attack with lumber over ‘possible infidelity’ January 20, 2015

A man will be in court Feb. 17 on the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

james-marcus-owensDeputies responded to a Laurel Hill residence late Dec. 30 after a 31-year-old man allegedly attacked his uncle over his belief that his wife had cheated on him with his cousin.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence around 9:30 p.m. by James Marcus Owens’ mother, according to the arrest report.

She reported that Owens and his uncle were in a verbal argument about “possible infidelity” between Owens’ wife and cousin.

He told his mother that he was “going to confront and beat up his cousin,” the report said.

Owens then went to the barn where his uncle was residing and “attempted to attack him with a 2X4 piece of lumber,” swinging the wood at his uncle “several times.”


Walter Johnson, 60, Accused Of Getting 12-Year-Old Pregnant January 15, 2015

A 60 year-old man has been arrested and accused of getting a 12-year-old Jacksonville girl pregnant.

Walter-JohnsonAction News is speaking to that young girl’s family. To protect that girl, we’re concealing the faces of family members, who tell us they have a hard time believing what happened in their home.

Behind bars is 60-year-old Walter Johnson, accused of getting a 12-year-old girl pregnant. Johnson is charged with three counts of sexual battery. We spoke with a woman who says that young girl is her relative.

“She’s nothing but 12 years old, she’s just a baby herself, it’s really hard,” that woman said.

The family said they’ve known Johnson for over 40 years. He even lived with the girl in a house in 2011 and 2012. The relative said Johnson moved out but was helping watch the girl in May. That’s when she believes he had sex with her.

“You never know who you have in your household,” the relative said.

“He was a good guy … But there is hidden secrets,” another relative said.

The family said they found out the girl was pregnant after a medical test on New Year’s Eve. Police were then contacted and Johnson was arrested.

“If it’s a child out there that’s listening, if anybody touches, please don’t be afraid to tell, tell somebody, tell somebody,” the girl’s secont relative we spoke with said.

The family said they will keep the baby.

“We going to love the baby, yeah … cause we a loving family,” the girl’s first relative we spoke with said.

Johnson is in custody at the Duval County Jail. Bond is set at $1.5 million.

A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirms they are investigating and providing the child with counseling resources.


Two Teens Accused Of Raping Girl, 15, Inside A High School Classroom

Two teenagers have been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl on the campus of Dixie Hollins High School.

The girl reported the crime to Pinellas County deputies on Monday, telling them she had been attacked in a room at the school at 4940 62nd St. N in St. Petersburg, according to a sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Detectives identified as their suspects Kelvin King, 17, of 2621 28th St. N, St. Petersburg, and Dontae Cook, 15, 4601 40th St. N, St. Petersburg. Both are students at Dixie Hollins, and records show Cook has prior arrests for trespassing and stealing cars. The disposition of those cases was not apparent from court records.

“She didn’t know either of them” before the assault, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cristen Rensel.

Rensel would not say whether the victim attends Dixie Hollins or identify which room of the school was the location of the attack. A call to a Pinellas County School District spokeswoman late Wednesday was not returned.

Rensel said the victim said the attack had occurred during the daytime, but the spokeswoman did not know if it was before, during or after regular school hours.

King and Cook were each charged with one count of sexual battery and taken to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center. Detectives are continuing to investigate, according to the Sheriff’s Office.



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